Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as
“misleading” reports indicating that the BokoDO YOU NEED A JOB? IF YES, CLICK HERE
Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau,
escaped to Cameroon.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army
Public Relations, said in a statement issued in
Maiduguri that the army was not aware of the
whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader,
Kukasheka said that the army was in a
manhunt for Shekau, adding that N3 million
was offered as reward for any credible
information that would lead to his arrest.
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been
drawn to a news story on some news medium,
alleging that the wanted factional terrorists’
group leader, Abubakar Shekau, is in Kolofata,
Republic of Cameroon.
“The report alleged that a top Boko Haram
commander; Abdullahi Bello, alias Abu Zainab,
who was captured by the Nigerian Army on
February 14, disclosed that Shekau escaped to
“This is not true; the Nigerian Army did not
arrest such person, neither do we have such
suspect in our custody.
“Contrary to the allegations, the Nigerian Army
is not aware of the whereabouts of Abubakar
Shekau, hence the reward of the sum of N3
million for any credible information on his
whereabouts”, he said.